Rogers Hosts Conference for Alternative Educators
Posted: July 15, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.
ROGERS -- Second chances is the theme for more than 500 teachers, social workers and other interventionists gathered in Rogers this week for the Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators.
AT A GLANCE
Advocates for alternative education compare the costs of incarceration and education saying education will make for better citizens and future taxpayers.
Incarceration vs. Education
• Juvenile detention costs from $150 a day up to $480 a day for specialized treatment, according to the 2008 report Juvenile Justice Reform in Arkansas
• Public schools are given $35.21 per student, per school day from the state of Arkansas *
• Alternative schools are given $58.96 per student, per school day from the state of Arkansas *
* This total does not include federal money earmarked for education, grant money and school district-specific taxes raised through local bonds.
Source: Staff Report
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